White House cannot confirm reports 14 million affected by hack

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The White House said on Friday that it could not confirm reports that as many as 14 million current and former US government employees had their personal information exposed to hackers in a recent cyber attack on the federal government.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the investigation continues into the breach at the Office of Personnel Management.

Last week, the government said records of up to four million people had been compromised.